Do Not Drink Order Issued for Neodesha and select RWD's - KOAM TV 7

Do Not Drink Order Issued for Neodesha and select RWD's

Topeka, KS -

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a do not drink order for Wilson County Rural Water District (RWD) Numbers 4, 6, 8, and the City of Neodesha.  KDHE officials issued the order because raw, untreated water is being pumped into the distribution system for fire suppression at the Airosol Company, Inc. plant.

The order was issued on November 22 and will remain in effect until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Water should not be ingested or used for brushing teeth. Use bottled water.
  • Do not use the water for bathing.
  • Soda fountain machines and dispensers should be disconnected from water service.
  • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from an automatic icemaker.
  • Do not use water to cook or prepare food.
  • Do not use water for activities that create a spray that could be inhaled, e.g., car washing.
  • The water may be used to flush toilets.

Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure. Regardless of whether it’s the supplier or KDHE that announces a do not drink order, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

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